24-05-2017
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Category: Software

These Catalysts Will Give the Fintech Industry Its Next Leg Up No Comments

In recent years, fintech industry has undergone significant changes due to appearance of numerous fintech-startups, and this number rapidly continues to grow. Oddly enough, but innovations to the industry were brought not by financial experts but rather technology specialists and people aiming to use modern technologies in order to provide better user experience. Thus, recent turn to mobile paymen...


Evolution Versus Revolution No Comments

The word revolution comes from the latin revolutio, meaning a turn around. It could mean a modification of an existing constitution, or a complete change of it. However, revolution is almost always understood as a quick change. And that is exactly where my pitfall detector starts ringing. In recent months we have seen many claims of "revolutionary" developments and technologies in the cryp...


VERITAS Announces Decentralised, Censor-Free Platform for Journalists No Comments

Last year, a conference held by Russia Today brought together the world’s most prominent journalists to exchange ideas on shape-shifting powers. There, Arnab Goswami from India raised an important issue - about hegemony of western media. He stated that the US and the UK together contributes to the 70% of the source of global news; that the global narrative in terms of news is hugely controlled....


Santander InnoVentures Pumps $4 Million into Ripple Labs Funding Round. newsbtc bitcoin news

Santander Latest to Drop from R3CEV Blockchain Consortium No Comments

Banco Santander (BME:SAN) has become the latest financial institution to exit R3CEV's much marketed blockchain consortium. Only less than 24 hours ago, American multinational Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) had confirmed dropping out of the aforementioned Wall Street blockchain league. The company, in its press statement, had cited its indifferences with R3 members regarding the upcoming equity fundi...


DECENT Releases Public Web App Demo No Comments

It’s back to business as usual with DECENT, now that their 8-week initial token offering is over. Having raised ~5,881 bitcoins (currently over $4.3 million USD) and generated around 38.5 million DCT tokens, the decentralized content distribution platform has acquired key partners such as Naughty America, Fastweb and CoinMine. Now they’re putting those resources to good use. In September, t...


DECENT Is Getting a Freewallet! No Comments

One of the most annoying things that can happen to a cryptocurrency is a lack of convenient wallet solutions, which inevitably leads to most users keep their coins on exchanges. Thanks to DECENT’s latest partnership with Freewallet, however, that will probably not be the case with DCT. DECENT is a decentralized content distribution system. The original author of any file uploaded to its P2P s...


Synereo Explained: the Social Media Layer No Comments

Synereo has been around for a little while, and raised the equivalent of $126,000 in their initial AMP crowdsale last year. Since then, they’ve been relatively quiet, and I was surprised to hear they plan to have another one. Their team has been hard at work, however, and while their fundraising/marketing strategy has been confusing to many traders, I’ve always been extremely impressed with th...


5 Popular Sites That Take Bitcoin No Comments

Long gone are the days when Bitcoin was considered as this obscure digital currency only used by computer engineers or criminals operating via dark web channels. Nowadays, it seems that the only concern surrounding the crytpocurrency is the fear of hacking attacks or theft that have occasionally occurred in exchange markets, and Bitcoin finally enjoys the trust of web users and major corporations ...


Tor Alternatives GNUnet Netsukuku

GNUNet and Netsukuku Are Potential Tor Alternatives No Comments

Ever since the governments around the world started cracking down on the usage of Tor, users have been looking for viable alternatives. Finding such a solution is rather difficult, as one never knows whether or not the third-party service provider keeps user logs. Right now, it seems there are two possible alternatives, although it is still a bit early to tell. Both Gnunet and Netsukuku present in...


Stratis Blockchain Solutions to Officially Launch On August 9 No Comments

The new Blockchain-as-a-service platform, Stratis, will launch tomorrow 14 days after of the Initial Coin Offering period. The project gathered 915 Bitcoin (around $60k worth at the end of the ICO period) in exchange for 84 million STRAT tokens (85.7% of the 98 million total supply) making each token worth 1089 Satoshi or $0.01. These tokens will allow corporations to create their own custom blo...


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